Trump - Championship Course

Trump International Golf Links, Scotland

Aberdeenshire

18 holes | par 72 | 7428 yards | Links

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Course Information

At its full length this stunning links design measures a monstrous 7,400 yards, but thankfully there are 6 tee boxes on each hole, allowing you to set your own challenge. However, you can guarantee that from whichever tee you choose to play from that there will be stunning views of the North Sea and the rugged Aberdeenshire coastline throughout your round.  

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location

South of Newburgh, just off the A90

Menie Estate, Balmedie, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB23 8YE
  • Ratings Snapshot for Trump - Championship Course
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    Rating Breakdown
    5 Reviews
    5 Stars:
    3
    4 Stars:
    2
    3 Stars:
    0
    2 Stars:
    0
    1 Star:
    0

    100%

    Recommended
    this course
    5 out of 5
    reviews

    A must play course in North East Scotland

    You can read about my visit to Trump Aberdeen in 2014 here... https://peachtreegolfer.com/2016/05/09/trump-aberdeen/

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
    Pace of Play:
    Good
    Off-course amenities:
    Excellent
    Course Conditions:
    Excellent
    Value for the Money:
    Good
    Course Layout:
    Excellent

    A must for good players!

    The MOST BEAUTIFUL course ever! But also the most challenging. A slope of 149 from the black tees. A very complete practice facilities. Amazing clubhouse. Friendly staff. A must go! But remember; you must be better than average golfer. Otherwise, VEGAS ball may be a good option. Bring lots of balls. Caddies are highly recommended.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Good
    Quality of food & beverage:
    Excellent
    Pace of Play:
    Excellent
    Off-course amenities:
    Excellent
    Course Conditions:
    Excellent
    Value for the Money:
    Good

    A challenging links lies in those dunes

    Trump's links has some otherworldly characteristics to love - mountainous dunes, spectacular par 3s and a short par 4 that everybody can drive (I did with a five-wood) - but I can't give it that coveted fifth star just yet. Our back nine was soaked wet with rain, so we couldn't enjoy some of the most dramatic views from the elevated 14th and 18th tees. And, unfortunately, it feels fabricated at times. There are too many bunkers and severe greens (like the drive-able seventh hole) for it to feel like a classic links that has been around for generations. Despite those flaws, would I fly around the world to play it again? Absolutely. So should you.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Good
    Quality of food & beverage:
    Good
    Pace of Play:
    Good
    Off-course amenities:
    Excellent
    Course Conditions:
    Excellent
    Value for the Money:
    Fair

    Worth the hype

    I had big expectations when I arrived at Trump's new course in Scotland -- and frankly, my experience exceeded them. The course is visually spectacular, with many holes shaped by massive dunes. I found the fairways plenty generous, but trouble lurks on almost every hole. On a windy day, it could be a bear to play. I will say, this course isn't well-suited for high-handicappers; you really have to golf your ball to enjoy the experience. My fellow playing competitors didn't play particularly well that day and were searching for balls on almost every hole. Because the turf is still new, it was harder than usual to perfectly compress the ball at impact. That'll get much easier as the course gets older. Overall, an absolute treat, and a must-play for anyone in the area.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
    Quality of food & beverage:
    Excellent
    Pace of Play:
    Excellent
    Off-course amenities:
    Excellent
    Course Conditions:
    Excellent
    Value for the Money:
    Average

    A new Scottish option

    The place is beautiful, and some will understandably give it five stars instead of four stars, but it was ridiculously difficult. Too difficult for me. Our group had two good players and two mediocre players and, on this windy day, we looked for at least one ball on every single hole. It got tiresome after awhile. But it's big and massive, just what you think a Trump course would be. The par 3s are fantastic and there are many memorable holes, but I feel like it was designed to be hard just for the sake of it. It'll be a blast for single-digit handicappers, but not so much for anyone in double digits.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Good
    Quality of food & beverage:
    Excellent
    Pace of Play:
    Good
    Off-course amenities:
    Excellent
    Course Conditions:
    Excellent
    Value for the Money:
    Fair

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